雅思考试(IELTS) Introduction

Posted on: January 3, 2011

IELTS examination, jointly owned by Cambridge ESOL and British Council, measures a test taker's listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills for a comprehensive evaluation of the test taker's English language capacity. IELTS has two types: academic (type A) and general training (type G). The academic test evaluates whether the test taker's English proficiency meets the requirements of undergraduate or graduate studies. If you plan to study abroad, you should choose the academic test. The first three parts of the test (listening, reading, and writing) must be completed on the same day. The oral exam may be arranged based on the availability either before or after the day of the three parts of the test.

Listening: 40 minutes, four recording of listening sections;  Reading: 60 minutes, three reading articles;  Writing: 60 minutes, the first part requires a candidate to write a 150 word article according to the given table or chart; the second part requires a candidate to write a 250 word essay based on a question or an opinion; Spoken English: 11-14 minutes, one-on-one conversation.

IELTS' official Chinese website

IELTS registration procedure

IELTS score sending services

View the universities that accept IELTS score and their required test scores by clicking the website of " Taking IELTS test and going to the United States"

American universities that accept IELTS-The Latest information(2010 Edition)

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Some content in this article comes from IELTS' official Chinese website

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